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Subject: weirs gotta thing for cats
delward: I've heard him do that a couple of times, on different scarlet-fires. the only one on top of my head is the one from cornell 5/8/77, somewhere in the scarlet-fire jam
solid show however, really like the mississippi half- step
chris phillips -
The second set is solid, Jerry is in good form. His songs have a mildness to them, but nothing is lacking. Estimated and a mind melting Playin' are the highlights. Comes A Time has a beautiful ending jam to be sure. I like the vocals for that more in '71 or even '80 strangely.
The first set is dull.
Subject: Average 77
This is a strong show, but nothing amazing. Except for "Comes a Time". it's absolutely exquisite!
Subject: more Travis Bean issues
Any folks who don't like out-of-tune Travis Bean guitars might want to skip this entirely. An otherwise powerful Half Step is sour from the get-go, and Comes A Time is excruciating. And for a similarly-structured second set, the mighty Fox May 19 is on another level entirely. Phil fans will want to check out the improv in Playing in the Band, but with the rest of May coming up this is for completists only.
Subject: Nice jams.
Subject: So very grateful...
And the bass.
Subject: May 77
Among the best periods of the Dead's career. In a month full of epic performances, this is an excellent show but I dont love it as much as some other shows from this period. Maybe I need to give it a few more listens. Both Kieth and Donna were having a good night and it shows. The highlight for me is that funky Dancin' to end the first set - I generally like the '76 version best but this one is special.
you know keith is feeling good when you hear him adding in little extras. i love the short blues ending he gives to dancin in the streets after bobby says their takin a break. that one little part made me laugh.
Subject: china cat
check out weir slippng in a little China cat at 3:14 in Scarlet. too funny
Subject: Big River
It seems that Big River is often times not recognized as a barn-burner, maybe b/c it's not written by the band, but, damn, this one is HOT!
Subject: donna, in fire
always gives me goose-bumps.
1977 sbd's have this airy/echo to the vocals i just love
Subject: cool show
exciting stuff, I enjoy the brown eyed women, even though I find most 77 versions plastic sounding, I much prefer the late 71-72 versions, this one has something that barton hall and other may shows don't. Comes a time again is nice, nothing compared to the 100 year hall, but it's rare enough to warrant a listen. Keith is electric on minglewood, and any 77 playin is worth the listen.
No way this goes anywhere but ozone ...
Breakless ... Sweet ... Jazzy ... Point is the boyz let me go with them ... hell if I know where we went ... but they sure as hell took me somewhere....
Somewhere good that is ....
Note to self: don't forget to take this one with you on your trip to Humboldt ... perfect for during-the-night-driving ... perfect expose-'em-to-da-Dead stuff
Li Zongren -
Subject: a crazy suprise at the end with playing..
wow, what a crazy end to this show! Playing in the band starts out pretty normal, but when the chaos starts, real murky, and dark, uncertainty ensues as it throws you for a loop! great improvisation kinda like the 1974's, and than right into Comes a Time!!! wow, not a song i would usually comment or even listen to, but Comes a TIme blows me away!!! what a version!!! check it out. Other than that, the rest of the show is pretty good
5 stars for the last sequence of playing>comes a time>reprise
This is the version to get! I've already reviewed the previous versions, defending it against everyone dissing it due to to poor sound quality of the first set. Well, now there's nothing to complain about! After the first couple minutes of 1/2 Step, the sound is pristine. Amazing Playing in the Band, excellent(if somewhat short) Scarlet>Fire, and a Comes a Time that rivals 5/21/77. This show sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the next 4 nights, but it'a a top 5-er for the year, without question. Thank you Charlie, David, and David!
Subject: my first show
My older brother took me,he wound up taking off his clothes (sans underwear). Not the best version but Terrapin stood out. How sweet to enjoy this 30+ years later. Second show was Englishtown, talk about venue extremes!
Subject: Comes a Time !
I listened to this one song 3 times in one day. It seems to me that jerry was just emotionally spent after playing one of the prettiest most soulful pieces of music I've come across. No need for a rowdy close. Rapp it up and go veg. And fire ain't too shabby either! !
G. Ganter -
Subject: Brown Eyed Women
I've never been much of a fan of the second set after the Estimated, even though ScarletFireComes aTime gets all the raves. For me, the real gem is the first set, culminating in my favorite Brown Eyed Women, and one of my favorite Dancins. We used to call this tape "rubber" for Jerry's rubbery sound during the Dancin jam. The Half Step is fantastic and the Musta Been the Roses is also among my favorite versions. I haven't tired of this set since the day I first heard it in the early 80s.
Thanks again, Charlie Miller (wizard of the Dead archive). This is a beautiful offering!